appendix 2. Interlocutors’ Names and Connections to One Another
auntie anjum: Long- standing member of Kuwait’s South Asian Muslim diasporic com-
munity who coordinates Al- Huda lessons and other Islamic halaqa (study circles) in
Kuwait.
rosa: Filipina domestic worker who took shahada during one of Auntie Anjum’s halaqa
gatherings.
sister hawa: Egyptian woman who facilitates a series of halaqa hosted by Auntie
Anjum.
naureen: contact in Kuwait who put me in touch with Auntie Anjum.
geeti (gertrude): mi grant domestic worker from India; part of a family with connec-
tions of many years with a merchant family in Kuwait.
mama lulua: Geeti’s Kuwaiti employer.
saad: Geeti’s employer’s grand son.
al- anoud: Geeti’s employer’s daughter.
bilquis: Geeti’s employer’s daughter.
mary/maryam: Mi grant domestic worker from India.
uncle bobby: Mary/Maryam’s uncle.
baba ibrahim: Mary/Maryam’s first male employer.
mama alia: Mary/Maryam’s first female employer.
fardous bibi: Mama Alia’s daughter; Mary/Maryam’s second female employer.
khaled: Fardous’s son.
‘alia: Fardous’s daughter.
omar: Fardous’s nephew.
ashu: Domestic worker from India employed by Mama Alia and Fardous’s extended
family.
roshni: Domestic worker from India employed by Mama Alia and Fardous’s extended
family.
phoolan: Mi grant domestic worker from India; widow.
dalal: Phoolan’s Kuwaiti employer.
nadia: Dalal’s daughter.
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